Missionary Aviation Minor

For students desiring to become a missionary pilot, the Missionary Aviation endorsement is available. This endorsement requires Aviation Flight students to complete an additional 21 units in courses such as Global Perspectives, Mission Aviation, and Bible studies. Aviation Flight graduates with a Missionary Aviation endorsement will be prepared to join a Missionary Aviation organization with some additional hours (typically 400 total). Generally, you can expect to graduate from CBU’s Aviation Science program as an Aviation Flight major with around 200-230 total hours of flight time. In addition, students are strongly encouraged to pursue their Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) rating. There are a number of programs locally and nationwide that will enable a student to achieve their A&P in one or two years. Due to the remote places in which missionary pilots are called to operate in, having the ability to make aircraft repairs in the field is crucial.

Potential career paths for Aviation Flight students with a Missionary Aviation endorsement include, in addition to those available to Aviation Flight students:

  • Missionary Pilot
  • Non-governmental organization Pilot
  • Flight Instructor

Program Requirements

Students of any major may choose to pursue the Missionary Aviation minor.  The minor is optional and requires an additional 21 units.  Several of these courses may fulfill General Education requirements; thus, students are urged to plan ahead to avoid completing more units than necessary for the degree.  

Lower Division Requirements

CST110 Old Testament Survey
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A general survey of the Old Testament, with special emphasis given to the religious and national life of ancient Israel. Fulfills general education requirement for non-majors. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

CST110-I
Rata, Cristian Gheorghe
01/11/2017 T 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Mission Hall 126
CST110-H
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
01/11/2017 T 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM Yeager Center A111
CST110-G
Pate, Benjamin R.
01/11/2017 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM BUS 250
CST110-B
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
01/11/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B110
CST110-E
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B110
CST110-D
Co, Adamson
01/11/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall 124
CST110-F
Stamps, Robert Lucas
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall 109
CST110-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/11/2017 TR 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall ONLN
CST110-C
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/11/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 124
CST110-A
Welbaum, Sam D.
05/08/2017 W 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM BUS 202
CST110-G
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA
CST110-H
Skaug, Benjamin Michael
09/05/2017 T 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
CST110-F
Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
09/05/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Mission Hall 109
CST110-A
Wilson, Danny K.
09/05/2017 TR 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall ONLN
CST110-B
Wilson, Danny K.
09/05/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall ONLN
CST110-E
Chute, Anthony L.
09/05/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 109
CST110-C
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/05/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 124
CST110-D
Mooney, David Jeffrey
09/05/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 124

CST130 New Testament Survey
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A general survey of the New Testament, focusing on the life of Jesus and the development of the early church in its historical/cultural settings. Fulfills general education requirement for non-majors. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

CST130-H
Evans, Jeffrey
01/11/2017 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM James Complex 183
CST130-I
Jenkins, Amanda Kristine
01/11/2017 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B111
CST130-G
Gill, John J
01/11/2017 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B258
CST130-F
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center B110
CST130-B
Slunaker, Joseph Gregory
01/11/2017 T 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM Mission Hall 109
CST130-D
Cate, James J.
01/11/2017 TR 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-E
Cate, James J.
01/11/2017 TR 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS ONLN
CST130-A
Cate, James J.
01/11/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-C
Cate, James J.
01/11/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS ONLN
CST130-F
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
09/05/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
CST130-G
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
09/05/2017 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
CST130-H
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 M 3:45 PM - 6:45 PM TBA
CST130-I
STAFF, STAFF
09/05/2017 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
CST130-J
Estrada, Gabriel Carlos
09/05/2017 M 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM TBA
CST130-A
Cate, James J.
09/05/2017 T 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-B
Cate, James J.
09/05/2017 TR 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-C
Cate, James J.
09/05/2017 T 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS ONLN
CST130-D
Cate, James J.
09/05/2017 TR 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM BUS ONLN
CST130-E
Cate, James J.
09/05/2017 TR 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM BUS ONLN

Upper Division Requirements

FLT421 Mission Aviation
+

An in-depth study of missionary aviation including piloting in third world countries, cross cultural communication, missionary support, raising support, etc. (3 units; As Offered)

ICS305 Global Perspectives
+

A general survey of the redemptive activity of God in the world-past, present, and future. Topics include the biblical basis of God's global activity, historical perspectives, mission strategies, and cultural implications, as well as contemporary missiological issues. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring)

ICS305-T3
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 125
ICS305-A
Lewis, Jeff C.
01/11/2017 M 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM BUS 125

ICS375 Current Events and Movements
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This course will examine the current political, social, economic, and human events in selected areas of the world, deliberate their global impact and consider the events impact on the mission of the church. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2017 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center A111
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
01/11/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 124
ICS375-A
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/05/2017 T 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 203
ICS375-B
Stumpf, Amy R.
09/05/2017 M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 202

Six (6) additional units from the following:

CST310 Old Testament Exegesis
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A study of one or more Old Testament books emphasizing the development of skill in exegesis. Special emphasis will be given to the way literary form, structure, and vocabulary of texts should guide interpretation. Prerequisite: CST 110 or both CST 210 and 220. (3 units; Multicultural; Fall odd years)

CST311 New Testament Exegesis
+

A study of one or more New Testament books emphasizing the development of skill in exegesis. Prerequisites: CST 130 or both CST 230 and 240. (3 units; Multicultural; As offered)

CST315 Old Testament Ethics
+

This course provides the student an opportunity to investigate the ethics inside the Old Testament, as well as asking and answering the question of the place of Old Testament ethics in the life of a believer in God post New Testament. Prerequisite: Previous Old Testament Coursework. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Spring even years)

CST315-A
Mooney, David Jeffrey
01/11/2017 M 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B259

CST320 Old Testament Theology
+

An examination of the major theological concepts in the Old Testament, including a survey of the disciplines of biblical and Old testaments theology. Prerequisite: CST110 or 210-220. (3 units; Multicultural; As offered)

CST330 Gospel of John
+

An intensive investigation of the Fourth Gospel, highlighting the significance of its literary structure and its rich theological and thematic texture. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 230. (3 units; Multicultural; As offered)

CST331 Parables of Jesus
+

An intensive study of the background and Jesus' use of the parabolic mode of teaching as a dynamic vehicle, then and now, for communicating truth about the kingdom of God. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 230. (3 units; Multicultural; As offered)

CST331-A
Mobley, Richard A.
01/11/2017 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B220

CST350 Biblical Interpretation
+

A historical and theoretical consideration of interpretative methodology as illustrated by and applied to selected texts from various portions of the biblical materials. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors and minors. Prerequisite: Previous Biblical Studies coursework. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall/Spring)

CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
01/11/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center ONLN
CST350-T2
Wilson, Danny K.
09/05/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA ONLN
CST350-A
Wilson, Danny K.
09/05/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA ONLN

CST370 Christian Doctrine
+

A study of the great doctrines of the Bible, with particular attention to the doctrines of God, humanity, sin, salvation, the person of Christ, the Church and last things. Core requirement for Christian Studies majors and minors. Prerequisite: Previous Christian Studies coursework. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CST370-A
Co, Adamson
01/11/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A110
CST370-A
Co, Adamson
09/05/2017 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

CST410 Special Topics in Old Testament
+

An examination of specific area(s) of Old Testament study. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous Old Testament coursework. (3 units; Multicultural; As offered)

CST411 Special Topics in New Testament
+

An examination of specific area(s) of New Testament study. Course is repeatable for credit with a change in topic. Prerequisite: Previous New Testament coursework. (3 units; Multicultural; As offered)

CST421 Biblical History of Israel
+

This course is an introduction to the history, historiography, and scholarship surrounding the biblical portrait of Israel from their origin to their return from exile. Prerequisite: Previous Old Testament Coursework. (3 units; Interdisciplinary; Multicultural; Fall even years)

CST440 Romans
+

A study of Paul's most systematic and influential epistle, presenting his exposition of the "Righteousness of God" and its consequences for a Christian ethos. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 240. (3 units; Multicultural; As offered)

CST440-A
Mobley, Richard A.
09/05/2017 M 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

CST441 Corinthian Correspondence
+

An intensive investigation of the most "problem-oriented" of the Pauline letters. Special attention given to the cosmopolitan sociological environment of Corinth and to the resolution of church conflict. Prerequisite: CST 130 or CST 240. (3 units; Multicultural; As offered)

CST442 Revelation
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An exploration of the nature and message of the Apocalypse of John-a "crisis document" from the late first Christian century. Emphasis placed on the importance of understanding the variety of interpretive approaches given to this writing. Prerequisite: CST 130 or 240. (3 units; Multicultural; As offered)

CST442-A
Cate, James J.
01/11/2017 T 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B112